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Radamel Falcao Biography

Radamel Falcao
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Birth Nation: Colombia
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Name: Radamel Falcao
  • Birth Name: Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate
  • Nick Name: Falcao/Falcao Garcia/ Radamel
  • Father: Radamel Garcia
  • Mother: Carmenza Zarate
  • Nationality: Columbian
  • Birth Place/City: Santa Marta
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Working For: Monaco,Colombia National Football Team
  • Net Worth: 60.000.000 Euros
  • Weight in KG: 72kg
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Natalia Velez
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Wiki
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Radamel Falcao is a Columbian Professional Football Player, born at Santa Marta, Columbia in the year 1986 February 10. His full name is Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate. He is popularly called as Falcao or Falcao Garcia or Radamel Falcao in South America. Radamel Garcia and Carmenza Zarate are the proud Parents of this player. Falcao is a second generation footballer after his father who was also a professional Columbian defender. Falcao cherishes the height of 178 cm and body weight 72 kg. He is still married to Lorelei Taron and is expecting a baby girl. Also, he is in relation with Natalia Velez, who is a top South American model. Falcao is often sighted with his sweetheart Natalia Velez.

Falcao had completed his education from his native school and started practicing football in the local ground with the amateurs. He started his professional career from Lanceros Boyaca from the seasons 1999/2000 appearing in 8 matches with one goal. Afterwards he joined at youth team of River Plate to sharpen his skills. From 2005, Falcao began to play from the first team of this club. He remained in the team till 2009 playing in 90 matches with 34 goal scores. Afterwards, he signed to play for the Portuguese club called Porto in 2009. He played in 51 matches bagging 41 goals for the team. In 2011, he moved to Atletico Madrid where he appered in 68 matches bagging top score of 52 goals. This time period came as a golden period in the career of Falcao. In the 2013, he made a move to Monaco.  

Falcao has been playing in the current team of French Ligue 1 Club Monaco since 2013 from squad No.9 as a forward. Besides, he is playing from the Colombia National Football Team since 2007. He has the experience of playing in Colombia under 20 National Football Team from the year 2005-2007 appearing in 3 matches with 2 goal scores. There is no any disclosed information about his salary record but this player holds the market value of worth 60.000.000 Euros. Gestifute is the name of agent of Falcao.

Falcao is taken in one of the top strikers in the world. He is described as one of the most natural in form goal scorers in the world. He has got great flexibility resulting in several goals, thus, is described as a poacher. He is comfortable and skilled in using both his feet in the game. He has got good stamina and strength in the game. The strength of his shots in the pitch is noticed to be well controlled in terms of distance, angles and position. Falcao has got excellent heading skills. It has given him an edge in aerial battles for balls. Majority of his goals are from headers. He is appreciated by many people and is compared in the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. His hard work and passion for the football has given him fame across the world as well as with lots of awards and achievements.

  • Last modified : 10 June, 2014
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